Tips for Taking Young Kids to Dinosaurland

Tips for Taking Young Kids to Dinosaurland

Dinosaurland is one of the top attractions in Vernal, Utah, offering fun experiences for the entire family. Check out this guide to making the most of your Dinosaurland trip when you have young kids!

How to Enjoy Dinosaurland With Kids

The Dinosaurland National Monument is home to a vast collection of fossils, footprints and other prehistoric sites. It sits between Utah and Colorado, offering endless opportunities for exploration and fun for people of all ages. If you have young kids, here are a few tips to help you have an enjoyable Dinosaurland adventure.

Visit the Quarry Visitor Center

Begin your Dinosaurland trip by going to the Quarry Visitor Center. Here, you can pick up Junior Ranger booklets to help kids learn about dinosaurs. Be sure to take the tram to see the Quarry Exhibit Hall where dinosaur fossils were first discovered in 1909. The Wall of Bones is sure to impress the entire family, especially since you can touch a few of the fossils.

Go on a Hike

There are several short hikes perfect for little ones around Dinosaurland. Be on the lookout for dinosaur fossils, petroglyphs, pictographs and wildlife like lizards and squirrels. Vernal is a desert that gets hot and dry in the summer, so be sure to pack hats, sunscreen and plenty of hydrating snacks and beverages.

Stop by the Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum

If you need a break from the heat, consider visiting the Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum. It is filled with fun and interactive activities to keep your children engaged. You can find dinosaur fossils, fascinating murals, and information about the area's amazing geology. 

Stay Close By

You will want to stay nearby so you and your kids have a convenient place to rest and relax after a long day of exploring. Vernal / Dinosaurland KOA offers the proximity and convenience you need to enjoy your Vernal vacation. Whether you like to stay in your own RV or tent or want to try one of our lodging options, we have the site your family needs to feel comfortable.

We have many amenities to help the entire family enjoy themselves, including:

  • A pool
  • Mini golf
  • Movie nights
  • Horseshoes
  • A jumping pad

Reserve Your Site Today

Enjoy a fun and relaxing family vacation with your young kids while staying at Vernal / Dinosaurland KOA. Reserve your site today to begin planning your Dinosaurland adventure!

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